Posts Tagged ‘texas’

A School for Peace

SUSAN COSTA
Military schools have studied the science of war for hundreds if not thousands of years. Serious scholarship on how to stop wars or avoid them is a lot harder to come by – but a group of women peace activists and North Te...


Kinky on the Farm

DAVE MCNEELY
With Houston Mayor Bill White in the Democratic race for governor, humorist/author Kinky Friedman has shifted his attentions to the race for agriculture commissioner.



On the D.L.

Big Ticket
Has anybody noticed that not much improvisational comedy goes on at the Improv? The haven for traditional stand-up comics goes back to 1963, when the first location was founded in New York. It was the second club in L.A., found...


Jhon Kahsen Quartet

Anthony Mariani
Everyone knows Johnny Case as that guy who’s played straight-ahead piano jazz at Sardines Ristorante Italiano every night for nearly 30 years. Folks even a little plugged in might also know that Case has done some sonic a...



Payday Blues

John Q. Public
To the editor: In her Dec. 9 article “Cash-Trapped,” reporter Betty Brink quoted State Sen. Wendy Davis as saying that the payday lending industry is unregulated. This claim is false; payday lending is highly regula...


Fort Worth, P.A.

Hearsay
First off, there are a helluva lot worse places to live than Fort Worth. Ever hear of a little ol’ ville called Youngstown, Ohio? How about Flint, Michigan? Scranton, P.A., anyone? Or any other city where even the roses a...



Gallery

Gallery
Destined to be Hank Hill’s least favorite art show, Death of a Propane Salesman is all about anxiety, and is there ever a lot of it in Lawrence Lee’s picture of a crazed horse or Seth Alverson’s apocalyptic ta...


The Opacity of Hope

ERIC GRIFFEY
The 120 or so people gathered at J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill in Arlington recently were celebrating an early Christmas present. The party was hosted by the Downwinders at Risk, an environmental group based in North Texas,...



Nutcrackers

Big Ticket
Having curtailed its season for budgetary reasons, Metropolitan Classical Ballet makes its only public appearance in Tarrant County this weekend, performing The Nutcracker through Sunday in Arlington.


Major Collection

JEFF PRINCE
Four men who played pivotal roles in the creation of Texas are being honored in a one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Stockyards.